Whoever oppresses the poor taunts their maker
If it means exactly the opposite then your biblical exegesis is without peer.
: : : 13:13 Therefore I speak to them in parables: because they seeing
: : : see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand
: : : Jeremiah 5:21
: : : Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:
: : : Isaiah 6:9-10
: : : And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear you indeed, but understand not; and see indeed, but perceive not.
What are you trying to say here?
What I'm pointing out is that minimum wage is an twisted way of prohibiting people from investing themselves in productive labor if they can't afford to pay wages at minimum rates.
The government/unions could just tell people they're not allowed to work for anyone else unless the employer is rich, but that would be classist, so they spin it by saying that anyone who pays below minimum wage is exploiting the poor.
The reality is that the poor should have the liberty to apply their labor to projects them deem worthy (regardless of pay level), provided they can take the responsiblity of not wasting resources, harming the environment, etc. (which is a tall order for a lot of people, unfortunately)